Haha awesome man, I lived in Puna for a while, I WWOOF'ed all around Hilo/Puna area. What farm are you on Ive most likely been there lol. Craziest place ever Big Island hawaii lol, meet so many characters all over that island. So beautiful there, I had a great time there and will definitely be back in the future. Btw you prob already know but you can go to the farmers market in hilo around 4pm on saturdays and get madddddd cheap fruit from people there. And also just getting free fruit all over from trees etc.
Haha yeah I just came on the site and seen your post of big island and am that always gets my attention lol. Sounds like you got a great deal goin on there. I ended up doing something similar. I was WWOOFing all around just doing as much as I could then ended up meeting this old hilarious guy who had this beautiful 7 acre farm ironically and he had some young people livin on it helping him because he couldnt realy do much. It was a blast and we hardly worked, 2 hours a day 14 hours a week, sometimes less then that. And pretty much just enjoyed life lol.
Ya dude deals then are definitely better. Its when they are closing down on saturdays. Wednesdays and saturdays are the big farmer market days, so they all bring a lot and then when things are winding down Id go and scoop up tons.. get to know the people the old ladies there will hook ya up if you get to know them.. I was always extra nice and friendly with them and theyd just be pretty much givin fruit away to me lol. And as time went on I just knew so many people that i got super cheap fruit from all over the place. Hilo/puna is small dont know how long ya have been there.. but its the kind of place where everyone knows each other ya know.. ya see the same faces in puna all the time.
Favorite spots definitely. Me and my buddy who actually looks kinda like you we'd go around to some awesome kind of secret places. We found endless amounts of bananas and papayas that no one or very few people even know about. The old man knew the entire island like the back of his hand and knew where to go.. he'd drive the truck and me and my friend would go in and gets cases and cases.. it was endless we pretty much just grabbed until we were tired. and a bunch of coconuts and avocados as well which you just have to go looking for they are all over.. but watch out, dont be pickin anyones fruit that is obviously theres ya know.. hawaiians get mad pissed about that lol.
I'm 22 years old btw I did all this when I was 20-21. I just left there like 6 months ago, came back to the mainland to make some more money to go venture around the world again lol. How ya likin it man? Go to any pot lucks or drum circles? Theres some real cool hippie parties goin on almost all the time.. I used to go to pot lucks like 2-3 a week and the drum circle every sunday at kalapana. Hilo on saturday for the market and do stuff around that area. Its real simple living in hawaii. Good and bad just like every other place on earth. I liked the simple living a lot though, kind of guy I am.. my friend got impatient and wanted the city life again after a while. But yeah ill stop now this is a pretty long post lol.
Sounds good bud :) Haha yeah Im sure we'd be friends bro, and apple bananas are the best arent they?! Haha people who havent had them dont know what they are missing.. and there are a bunch of vegetarian pot lucks around, sure you'll meet more people and find em out etc.. I knew some girls who were raw vegan, and gradually met more people who were into eating really healthy. Hit me up whenever, best of luck to ya, peace!
I loooooooove your energy Blake! :) I look forward to seeing you around the forum! Hawaii absolutely seems like a dream come true! I have been thinking about planning a trip out that way for some time. It is always so great seeing people like you thriving and living this beautiful lifestyle in paradise. Keep on shining your brilliant light Blake!
Namaste, friendly fruit bat! <3